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Shopping for Kindle Content
The Kindle Store is a convenient way to find and buy Kindle books, newspapers, magazines and blogs for your Kindle. With your Kindle connected wirelessly, your purchases from the Kindle Store are delivered to your Kindle, typically in less than 60 seconds.
Audible audiobooks are not available to UK customers in the Kindle Store. UK customers can purchase Audible content from Audible.co.uk and transfer it to Kindle manually.
Make sure your Country Settings are accurate to ensure you're browsing the catalog of titles available for your country or region.
Setting Up Your 1-Click Payment Method
You'll make purchases in the Kindle Store using your 1-Click Payment Method. You can view a list of payment methods we accept on the Paying by Credit Card and Check Card Help page. All prices are listed in U.K pounds (GBP)
Watch this video to learn how to set up your 1-Click Payment Method.
To set up your 1-Click Payment Method:
You don't have to enable 1-Click for all of your Amazon.co.uk purchases, but you must have a valid Digital 1-Click payment method specified to place an order in the Kindle Store.
Once you've connected your device wirelessly, registered your Kindle, and set up your 1-Click Payment Method, you can start shopping for Kindle books and more from the Kindle Store right from your device.
Press the Menu button and choose "Shop in Kindle Store" to start downloading Kindle books and other content.
All Kindle purchases from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online at Amazon and available through your Archived Items on your Kindle or online at the Manage Your Kindle page.
Note: Changing your default 1-Click payment method on Manage Your Kindle will change your 1-Click payment method for all Amazon transactions you make going forward.
This will not update the payment settings for currently active subscriptions on your account. See the Ordering via 1-Click Help page for more information about using 1-Click ordering on Amazon.
Consecutive orders for individual books or other content may be combined into one transaction and appear as a single charge on your credit or debit card billing statement.
Using Gift Certificates for Kindle Purchases
You can use an Amazon Gift Certificate to purchase Kindle content. Any available balance will be used for your Kindle Store purchase before your credit or debit card is charged. Your Gift Certificate balance cannot be used to pay for content with recurring subscription charges.
Updating 1-Click Settings for Gift Certificate Purchases
You are not required to have a credit or debit card on your Amazon.co.uk account to make digital purchases, but you must establish a default 1-Click billing address on your Amazon account to use Amazon.co.uk gift certificates for digital purchases.
If you don't already have a 1-Click billing address on your account, follow the instructions below to add an address without entering a credit or debit card to your account.
To add a 1-Click Billing Address for Gift Certificate purchases:
Set the address as your default by clicking the link on the address labeled "Click here to make this your 1-Click default address." You may be prompted to associate a credit or debit card with the address, but entering one of these payment methods is not required.
You will need to enter a default payment method to place pre-orders for Kindle books. If there is a gift certificate balance available when the order completes, it will be used first.
Redeeming Amazon Gift Certificates
You must first redeem a Gift Certificate to Your Account. The funds the will be applied automatically to your next Kindle content purchase on your Kindle or from the Kindle Store on Amazon.
To redeem a Gift Certificate to Your Account:
Shopping for Content on Your Kindle
With your Kindle connected wirelessly, press the Menu button and choose Shop in Kindle Store. Press the Menu button again to see more Kindle Store options.
Browsing Store Categories
You can refine your Kindle Store shopping experience to enhance your search results. For example, within "Books," you can refine listings to "Fiction," "Nonfiction," "Advice & How-to," etc. Each browse page shows the path that you have taken at the top so you can easily retrace your steps.
Tip: To retrace your steps while browsing, scroll to the very top of the current category page and select a category from the browse path to return to that section. You can also use the Back button to return to previously browsed pages.
Searching the Kindle Store
Use the search box, located at the bottom of every Kindle Store page, to search for Kindle content using keywords such as the author or title.
To search the Kindle Store:
Viewing Product Details
The product detail page is displayed whenever you select a specific title while you're browsing or searching the Kindle Store. Use the 5-way controller for more information about any of the following:
Additional Details for Periodicals
The product detail page for newspapers, magazines, and blogs is similar to the product detail page for books, but it contains different purchasing options:
Looking Up and Writing Reviews
The Reviews page lists Customer Reviews for the item you're viewing, gives you access to Editorial Reviews, and allows you to submit your own reviews. Select Customer Reviews from the product detail page to open the Reviews page.
Editorial Reviews: Select to read reviews from publications.
Write a Review: Select to create your own review:
Purchasing Kindle Content
The Kindle Store on Amazon provides you with easy-to-browse categories and sub-categories on the left-hand side of the page to help you find content that suits your interests.
When searching the Kindle Store on Amazon, you use the Amazon search engine to find relevant Kindle content associated with the keyword or phrase that you type into the search box.
The search engine finds and displays lists of content along with descriptive images, titles, authors, and price information. You can narrow results by category using the browse links to the left of the search results.
You'll make purchases in the Kindle Store using your 1-Click Payment Method .
Trying a Sample Book
Most Kindle books allow you to download a sample before you decide to buy the item.
Select "Try a Sample" from any product detail page that offers this option.
At the end of your sample book, you'll see a link to revisit the product detail page for the item or to purchase the item directly. While reading a sample, the Menu shows "Buy this Book Now" so you can purchase the full title at any time.
Unlike Kindle books, the Kindle content samples you download aren't stored on Amazon. As a result, Kindle content samples will not sync between the Kindle devices or Kindle applications registered to your Amazon account.
To read a sample on a different Kindle or Kindle app, you'll need to redownload it from the product detail page and choose to have it delivered to a different device.
Pre-ordering Kindle content
If a title that is not yet released will be available for Kindle upon publication, we'll make it available in the Kindle Store with an "Available for Pre-order" message on the detail page on Amazon.
To place a pre-order, click the Pre-order with 1-Click button on the product detail page. When the title is published, we'll charge your default 1-Click payment method and deliver it to your Kindle.
Returning an Item
All of your Kindle Store purchases present an order cancellation feature at the time of purchase in case you change your mind or made a mistake.
To cancel an order: Select "Purchase by Accident? Cancel this Order" on the order confirmation page.
Books you purchase from the Kindle Store are eligible for return and refund if we receive your request within 7 days of the date of purchase. Once a refund is issued, you will no longer have access to the book.
To request a refund and return, visit the Manage Your Kindle page. Click the Actions tab for the title you'd like to return, and select "Return for refund".
Learn more about Returning Kindle Books.
Adding Items to Your Wish List
The Kindle Store can save items that you want to look at or purchase later to your Amazon Wish List. This page lists the item's title, author, and average customer rating.
To add an item to your list: Select "Add to Wish List" from the product detail page for the item.
To see Kindle items in your Wish Lists: Select "Your Wish List" from the Store menu or view your Wish List on Amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/wishlist).
To remove an item from your Wish List: Select "Delete" next to the item you want to remove when viewing your Wish List.
Receiving Your Kindle Store Purchases
If wireless coverage is available and your Kindle is connected wirelessly, your purchase should be delivered to your Kindle, typically in less than 60 seconds.
If you're not able to connect your Kindle wirelessly, you can also download your purchase to your computer from the product detail page or the Manage Your Kindle page and transfer the purchase via USB to your Kindle.
To receive your purchase wirelessly:
If you do not see the item listed, you may want to check your Show and Sort options at the top of the screen. You can also check your delivery status on the Manage Your Kindle page.
To download your purchase to your computer at the time of purchase:
To download your purchase from Manage Your Kindle and transfer via USB:
For more information on using your Kindle's USB connection and transferring files from your computer to your Kindle, see the Transferring, Downloading, and Sending Files to Kindle Help page.
Downloading Kindle Content
While one or more items are downloading from the Kindle Store to your Kindle, you can monitor the download progress.
From Home, press the Menu button and select "View Downloading Items" to display a list of the items that are in the process of downloading and their download progress. (If this option is dimmed, then downloading is complete and your items are available from the Home screen.)
If a download is not successful, or if it is interrupted, Kindle will attempt to download again without any action required from you.Learn how to connect to the Kindle Store, set up a payment method, browse store categories, find and purchase Kindle content and download items directly to your Kindle.
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